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boomerang

verb

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to have the reverse of the desired or expected effect
  • the well-meaning gesture boomeranged, since he ended up being offended by it

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The first known use of boomerang was in 1824

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“Boomerang.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/boomerang. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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